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SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW - set in middle-earth, general audiences, HBB16

“Thranduil’s hands fall clenched into fists by his sides, his fingernails digging into his palm. He doesn’t wake up, and a part of him is relieved; sometimes pain is the price to pay for a little bit of comfort, and comfort is what he finds in the lines of Bard’s face.”

read on AO3 || art by @diamond-skeleton & art by @queenstardust 

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
— 

Jack Layton’s Last Letter to Canadians

Rest in Peace, Jack.

“Onion Friend” was a really sweet episode and its pretty much exactly what I wanted! A positive Amethyst episode and Vidalia! It’s even better than I was expecting too (I was kind of in the ballpark with my theory last night, but mostly way off), like I was hoping Vidalia would play a role but I thought it was unlikely. Glad I ended up being wrong!

I’ve been hoping Vidalia was still around so I’m very happy she is and she seems like a pretty good mom too! Letting her kids have the freedom to express themselves. I love that she and Amethyst were friends and they got along really well, and they were friends for a while. Amethyst seemed very happy to reconnect with her and I really like that. And I think its great for her to know she’s an inspiration to someone

So the newer paintings were done without her knowledge but she DID used to model for them so its not super weird or anything. I’ve glad they went this route rather than her having a weird stalker. It’s much sweeter this way, imo.

Also, official confirmation that Marty is Sour Cream’s father. I mean, we knew that, but confirmation is nice.

and I like the implication that Amethyst is going to see her more often, they seem like they got along real well and I think it’s good for Amethyst to have a friend outside of their little Gem family. So she has someone to talk to during times like these. 

And I like how Steven befriended Onion too! I’ve very glad Onion just turned out to be a kinda weird kid rather than anything supernatural.

I think maybe “Old Friends” isn’t a different episode but may’ve been an alternate title for this episode? Not sure.

Here we go, guys! An official OC MAP parts video!

The theme for this is going to be SIBLINGS or even just family in general! Something heartfelt, or angsty, or forgiving, whichever dice you wanna roll.

Main thing here: I know I’m aiming more for the neotag, but that’s just cause it’s more tight-knit than shouting to the world. If you aren’t a part of the tag, but wanna contribute and get a part, feel free, we’ve got plenty of room.

I’ll answer questions under the cut here: 

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HAPPY 4TH FORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT ANNIVERSARY SEXY ZONE

「俺たちがSexy Zone❣」

29.09.2011♥

please dont ever let go of the hope things can get better. struggle and scratch at the dirt. hang on to every last thread you’ve got, even the imaginary ones. dont go down easy. fucking fight for it with everything you can, even after youre exhausted and you dont think you have it in you anymore. 

because you’re going to be so strong and your spirit will be so powerful when you prove yourself right. because shit will get better, better than you had the heart to believe in. 

and i know its weird playing life on hard mode when you see other players walking around on easy, but i promise you the rewards are fair. the universe is fair. sometimes it asks more of you than it asks of others, but you can’t compare these things. we’re all at different points, with different experiences, different reasons we’re all here. different questions we’re being asked, different tests we’re taking.

but you’re going to crack that ceiling youve been hitting, with those patient coals burning slow, deep down in your guts. youre going to crack it all wide open and when you emerge, no one will have eyes like yours. nothing will ever stop you again, nothing will be scary again. your bravery and your sacrifices and your struggles will set your obstacles on fire and reduce them all to embers at your feet. you are going to be so powerful, you are going to do so much good. please believe in that last shred of hope, blow on those coals inside of you. it’s there for a reason- you’re here for a reason. 

Thinking about my time last night

I attended a pagan church, and honestly it went a lot better than I had originally hoped.

Its non-denominational, very open to christopaganism, has various members of color, and it has various lgbta+ folk in there too. Its also family friendly.

ALSO, it is located on a really pretty property a bit away from the city, and they let people maintain personal shrines there